"Our bodies want contact with plants, animals, rolling terrain and open sky. We need to smell the land, touch the dirt with our bare feet, feel the textures of plants, see the movement of the animals, and feel the wind on our faces. In a sense, we need to be massaged by the natural world. Our bodies crave this contact."
- Frank Forencich Exuberant Animal
Saturday, September 14th at 3pm
Birthways 3717 N. Ravenswood, Suite 140, Chicago, IL 60613
Having strong, elastic pelvic floor muscles is essential to our health. We use these muscles when we got to the bathroom, have sex and sometimes to push out babies. 50% of Americans end up in rest homes because of incontinence due to weak pelvic floor muscles and these muscles remain a mystery to most of us. Hello Pelvic Floor! classes are designed to shine a light “down there” and learn essential exercises that can keep the pelvic floor resilient.
Noon to 1:30pm, Saturday October 12th
Horner Park, 2741 W Montrose Ave Chicago, IL 60618
Come learn about the wild edible foods growing all around you and how to identify, forage, and eat wild plants in a responsible and ethical way.
Class with begin with a picnic where you can try some pre-made wild food and tea while learning how to identify wild foods and how to forage in a safe and responsible way. Then we will go on a plant walk around the park and down towards the Chicago River to point out the wild foods in season.
There will be no foraging on the walk to help prevent damage to the ecosystem the plants reside in. Careless foraging can lead to certain plants becoming endangered and if you are caught foraging in areas where it's illegal you will be fined by the police. However pictures of edible plants with note cards can be taken on the walk. The note cards will have the plant’s common name, Latin name and what parts of the plant are edible. Students can then take this information to harvest plants on their own property or in other acceptable locations.
A collection of creative, collaborative games!